Category: Web Briefing

11,000 Attend Sanders Rally in Colorado

From the Denver Post: “We’re going to end a corrupt political system in which billionaires buy elections,” Sanders said. “Democracy, to me, means one person, one vote. Not Bloomberg or anybody else spending hundreds...

Politico: Bernie breaks out of the pack

From Politico: The dim prospects of anyone beating Sanders in Nevada were laid bare last week, when the state’s powerful Culinary Workers Union elected not to endorse in the presidential primary. Despite its criticism...

AOC Kicks of Her Re-election campaign

AOC from the New York Post: “We have some really ambitious goals,” she said. “Last election cycle, in the primary as we know, the turnout was quite low … this year, we want to...

“The Bernie Sanders movement is a strict church.”

Derek Thompson in The Atlantic: But the forces currently amplifying today’s anti-establishment fervor—the explosion of media, the democratization of fundraising, the abundance of viable candidates, and the advantage of niche products in crowded marketplaces—aren’t going away,...

This Flu Season’s Weird Second Spike

From Live Science: “We may well have, for the second year in a row — unprecedented — a double-barreled influenza season,” Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, told WebMD.

Dems are Now Media Bashers Too

Rage Against the Elites: Carville’s comments on the media exploded onto the internet like four ferrets that had been stuffed into a shoebox: I want to give you an example of the problem here....

HSAs in the President’s Budget

HSAs in the President’s Budget:  From Mr. HSA, Roy Ramthun, two areas of interest: (available here, see p. 81 and 86). Give Medicare Beneficiaries with High Deductible Health Plans the Option to Contribute to Health...

Sanders wins New Hampshire primary

The hundreds of people who packed the Southern New Hampshire University field house where Sanders gave his election victory speech exploded into a thunderous roar when he took the stage. “This victory here is the...

Bloomberg’s big bet on the power of money

From Axios: By the numbers: In just over a month, Bloomberg spent more than the top 2020 contenders spent for the whole final quarter of 2019 combined, according to Federal Election Commission data. He also outspent...

TIME: The DEMpire is Scared

This is the room that scares the crap out of the Democratic establishment: a college gymnasium in Keene, N.H., packed to the rafters with nearly 2,000 Bernie Sanders fans joyfully noodle-dancing to a Vermont-based...